Valentine's day is probably the perfect day to talk about love for your partner while he/she is finishing his/her PhD... Being in a relationship with a person doing a PhD can sometimes be a real challenge, especially if you are not/were not in that position... And the things become more complicated in those last few … Continue reading Love in the time of writing a thesis!!!
I spend the last two days on an Interpersonal skill course... I went there prepared that it will be bad, because I had before another course with the same trainer and I was not so happy... But today when the course was finished, I felt so alive, excited, grateful that I decided to take a … Continue reading Interpersonal skills
When you finish your PhD and you want to do a post doc everyone is expecting from you to pack your things and go somewhere else… And when I say somewhere else I don’t mean just the next city, but usually it is another country, in some cases even another continent… And we all accept … Continue reading Pack your things and move!
Ten days ago I submitted a project proposal for Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship and when that was done my husband told me that I should write a blog about "how to stay normal while writing a project proposal"... And I asked him if he really things that I stayed normal... And he said: "Not really, but … Continue reading Stress and deadlines!
I spend last week on a conference. It was the largest conference for theoretical chemists (WATOC) and this year it was in Munich. I had really high expectations regarding the organization, I mean it was in Germany, and if German people are not well organized, then who is? And on Friday when we finished, I … Continue reading Thoughts after a conference!